‘Rainmaker’ grants available

FLINT — HealthPlus of Michigan is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations within its service area for its 2011 Rainmaker grant awards. As part of its social mission and vision to build healthier communities, HealthPlus launched the Rainmaker program (named after Native American ‘Rainmakers’ who were revered as leaders who made good things happen) in 1994 to fund efforts by […]

Lady Cavs get revenge on Gabriel Richard

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ lacrosse team extended its winning streak to three with a 10-7 win over Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard on Monday. The game was a rematch of the Cavs’ opening game, as well as their only loss thus far. Jennifer Smith was the first to get on the board, giving the Cavaliers the early lead. […]


Drive-by shooting targets shoot back FLINT TWP. — Responding to reports of shots being fired, officers were dispatched to the 4400 block of Carmanwood Drive at about 4 a.m. on April 11. As a result of an investigation at the scene, it was determined that a vehicle had driven by a residence and fired some rounds at it. The gunfire […]

Walk for Williams Syndrome to raise money, awareness for birth defect

DAVISON — Bailey Stack, 13, waited patiently by the window watching for her friend, Egan Fowler, 14. The two hadn’t seen one another in almost a year. “There’s Egan!” Bailey exclaimed, finally, as the boy exited a car. Unable to contain her happiness Bailey ran and threw her arms around Egan, giving him a big hug. For the two friends […]


SATURDAY, MAY 14 Murphy Elementary School 10th Annual Tee-Off for Technology Golf Scramble at LAPEER COUNTRY CLUB. Four-person scramble starts with a shotgun at 8:30 a.m. For more information contact Debbie Bridges at 810-441- 3023. SATURDAY, MAY 21 The Richfield Renegades 12-year-olds baseball team has a chance to compete at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY this summer […]

Township promotes firefighters

FLINT TWP. — At a recent meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the promotion of Jesse Jarnigin, Joshua Jarnigin and Michele Wilson to the rank of On-Call Fire-Fighter Entry Level — Probationary, effective April 1. The three were hired in September as uncertified on-call firefighters and on March 23 completed the Fire Academy and became certified as Firefighter I […]

Kid Rock

Invitation only show part of Jim Beam music series

FLINT — Kid Rock will take to the stage of The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., on April 16 for a private show. Rock, who’s real named is Bob Ritchie, will perform as part of The Jim Beam Live Music Series — 10 live concerts by 10 different artists in different cities across the nation. The announcement last week […]


SPRING WILD TURKEY HUNTS Private land-only licenses are good for the April 18-May 1 Hunt 0301, that includes the majority of the lower portion of the Lower Peninsula, mapped out as Hunt Unit ZZ in the 2011 Michigan Wild Turkey Hunting Digest. The Guaranteed Hunt Period, Hunt No. 234 is statewide and runs May 2-May 31. It is valid for […]